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The Gainesville Leopards basketball team had its ups and downs this season. The Leopards placed third in multiple preseason tournaments to start the season strong. They also did so with a young team with just two seniors that didn’t play last season.

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The Lindsay Knights were defeated for the first time in 11 games in an overtime loss to Tom Bean in the second-to-last game of the regular season, but except for that blip on the radar, the Knights have been rolling.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team was facing a powerful Celina Lady Bobcats squad that Gainesville head coach Danny Franco considered the top team in the Lady Leopards’ district.

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The Era Lady Hornets matched up with a difficult local rival in the Collinsville Lady Pirates, who were 31-1 on the season.

The Gainesville track team is ready to get its season underway and they will do so in a unique opening meet.

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The Gainesville Leopards made a statement in their first game of the season. The Leopards’ offense bloomed to the tune of 15 runs and their pitching only allowed one earned run in a 15-5 victory at home on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The Valley View Eagles were up against a hot Gainesville offense on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and they trailed instantly 5-0 after the first two innings.

The Muenster Hornets have set a high bar of success for themselves the past three seasons, making it to the state tournament each year while picking up a state championship in 2017 with a 73-45 win over Clarendon.

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The Muenster Lady Hornets have already surpassed what head coach Chris Hightower had in mind for a young team with a new head coach.

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In their final showdown of the regular season, the Lindsay Knights were coming off their first district loss of the season — a 57-55 overtime loss on Feb. 8 to Tom Bean.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards opened district play with a road tilt against Anna and while they weren’t defeated, they weren’t exactly thrilled with a 1-1 tie on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The last time the Valley View Eagles faced Collinsville, they escaped with a 56-54 overtime victory, but the second time around, the Eagles’ machine was much more well-oiled as they rolled to a 58-16 victory on Monday, Feb. 11 to close out their regular season.

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The Valley View Lady Eagles were thrown several curveballs in their opening bi-district playoff game against Poolville.

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In their first playoff game this season, the Collinsville Lady Pirates exploded out of the gates, outscoring Alvord 23-7 in the first quarter of their bi-district matchup on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Gainesville High School.

The Era Lady Hornets were prepared for a Lindsay Lady Knights team that pulled a first-round upset against Muenster in last year’s playoffs, but at the beginning of the game, the Lady Hornets’ playoff nerves led to a slow start and kept Lindsay in the game.

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The Muenster Hornets moved their final regular season game against Era to Monday so fans could see the girls compete in the playoffs.

The Era Hornets had a tough assignment on Monday, Feb. 11 for their final scheduled district game of the season when they hosted the Muenster Hornets, who have made it to the state tournament for the past three seasons.

In the second-to-last game of their regular season, the Muenster Hornets still had business to take care of against Alvord on Friday, Feb. 8 at Muenster High School. 

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The Era Lady Hornets didn’t want to be forced to play Muenster in a tie-breaking game for the top seed in the district for several reasons. After Muenster fell to Poolville in its second go-around playing the Lady Monarchs, Era needed to defeat Poolville last week to win the district outright.

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Senior pitcher Sutten Tidwell has always been in love with the game of baseball. Since the age of three, Tidwell grew up playing catch with his dad Chris and it easily transitioned into playing for teams at a young age.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team is in the midst of a five-game unbeaten streak, having just trounced Springtown on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to the tune of a 4-0 decision.

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Gainesville’s Draylon Franklin bounced around at several positions in his high school football career.

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Despite it being a crucial road matchup against Sanger, the Gainesville Leopards had every reason to surrender on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards trudged through a difficult district with a new head coach in Shaun Weaver and an ever-changing roster full of young players.

The Gainesville Leopards soccer team finally suffered its first loss of the season and it came at the hands of an old rival.

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Struggling through a six-game winless streak, the Gainesville Lady Leopards soccer team had trouble scoring or battling through adversity.

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Against the district-unbeaten Celina, which had won nine straight games heading into Friday, Feb. 1’s matchup, Gainesville knew they had to have a fast start and play an unblemished game.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards had a tough time fighting an uphill battle against Celina. The Lady Cats were coming off three consecutive district losses to Aubrey, Melissa and most recently Sanger on Jan. 29.

In their second meet of the season, the Gainesville Leopards powerlifting team had another productive outing as they claimed third place behind first-place Everman and second-place Kennedale.

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The Gainesville girls powerlifting team had a strong outing when it hosted the 2019 Leopard Invitational, taking third overall behind first-place Anna and second-place Wylie. 

The Gainesville Leopards’ 78-58 road loss to Aubrey on Tuesday, Jan. 29 dropped the Leopards’ district record to 0-6, but the final score obscured how close the game actually was.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards have struggled to find their game early in district play and Tuesday’s matchup against Aubrey was no different.

In a crucial district matchup against Valley View, the Lindsay Knights didn’t want to wait to land the first haymaker.

The Muenster Hornets didn’t exactly set the scoreboard ablaze, but in a district showdown against Era, it was a decisive third quarter that helped them to a 51-37 victory on Friday, Jan. 25.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards have struggled in district play so far and despite falling 62-49 to Anna on Friday, Jan. 25 at Gainesville High School, they showed spurts of greatness.

The Gainesville Leopards trailed throughout much of the game. They were behind 31-24 at halftime and 44-38 after the third quarter, but they finally put together their best quarter of the game in the final frame.

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The Valley View Eagles downed Tioga 57-42 for their second district win of the season and Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be one of their biggest games of the season against defending district champions Lindsay.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards basketball team is in a transition period. They’ve lost a few of their players and are in the midst of a difficult stretch of district play.

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The Gainesville Leopards haven’t had trouble sticking with their district opponents and Tuesday’s game against Melissa was no different.

The Gainesville boys and girls powerlifting teams had their first meet of the season last week at S&S Consolidated and for it being the first meet in a long season, both the boys coach Cody Patterson and girls coach Kenneth Wilkerson were encouraged by what they saw.

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The Muenster Lady Hornets basketball team fell 45-22 on the road to Era on Jan. 8, but this time, the Lady Hornets are hosting Era on Friday, Jan. 25.

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In their third district game of the season, the Gainesville Leopards found themselves in a tight battle at home against Sanger on Friday, Jan. 18.

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The Gainesville Lady Leopards struggled against the Sanger Lady Indians on Friday, Jan. 18. The Lady Indians were never in danger of losing their lead, so Gainesville spent most of the game trying to work on its own game.

The Gainesville Lady Leopards showed spurts of positivity in their two games of the Big Red Classic — the tournament held at Leopard Stadium.

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The Gainesville Leopards’ soccer team hasn’t lost a game this season. The Leopards recently tied International Leadership of Texas Garland 0-0 on Thursday, Jan. 17 and again drew to a 1-1 tie against Crandall on Friday, Jan. 18.

The Era Lady Hornets had an opportunity on Tuesday. With a bye week in the middle of the first round of district play, head coach Don Neu didn’t want to let the chance to get better go by the wayside.

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